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Red leaf
Red leaf

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Challenge: Indoor Macro Shot (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Indoors
Date: Mar 28, 2003
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: Automatic
Shutter: 1/636 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2003


Place: 71 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.4957
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3523
Avg (non-participants): 5.9310
Views since voting: 845
Votes: 117
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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04/13/2003 05:48:29 PM
Hey!This is a pretty decent score - especially considering how well your other picture did last week.
I really like leaf pictures. It's spring here so most of ours are green now. I like the color and texture in yours. Detail and clarity are really nice.
I guess I agree with the others about the backlight. The only way I can think of to avoid it easily would be to use a lightbox, but I think that the black background looks much better than white would. The geometric circle juxtaposes with the organic outline of the leaf rather nicely. So... I'm not really sure how you could've shot it better. I wish some of those commenters would've made suggestions on how to avoid showing the light source while still keeping a black bakground.
You also did a nice job with the exposure. The area where the veins come together in the leaf looks a bit fuzzy, but focus overall is good.
Overall, it doesn't really have any major problems IMO. It just isn't a standout macro. (congrats on the ribbon btw)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2003 11:47:31 AM
like the color of the place and the decaying maple leaf. nice job. good focus, your lighting os good also.
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04/06/2003 01:39:14 AM
The ring of the light source in the background seems to detract from this shot a lot.
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04/02/2003 05:44:06 PM
Very nice. The detail and lighting are great.
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04/02/2003 02:20:41 PM
the lighting is a good idea although to my humble point of view, we shouldn't see the light itself.
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04/01/2003 01:17:26 AM
The backlight and holder itself distracts from the leaf (in my amateur opinion).
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03/31/2003 04:10:36 PM
Nice shooting. I do however think the light is a distraction because it's round shape is different then that of the leaf.
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03/31/2003 08:53:29 AM
I find the light-source a little distracting - a pity, as the leaf's semi-transparency is fascinatiing.
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03/31/2003 02:48:03 AM
Nice leaf. I think this would work better if you couldn't see the light source at all - just the backlit leaf.
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